August 22, 2019

Kenneth E. Hough

Sadly, Sagadahoc County Beekeepers Association reports the death of one of our long time members, Ken Hough on September 20th. Our condolences to his family.

HARPSWELL — Kenneth Edgeworth Hough, 74, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann; two daughters, Coleman Hough and Lee Parr and her husband, Jeremy; three grandchildren, Catherine, Christopher and William; and a sister, Patricia Hough Pollard of Columbia, S.C.

He spent most of his life in the Carolinas. Born on June 8, 1935, he was the son of the late Eta Lee Bolton and Charles Coleman Hough of Laurens, S.C.

He was the headmaster of College Preparatory School in Charleston, S.C., from 1968 to 1981 and founder/innkeeper of The Orchard Inn in Saluda, N.C., from 1981 to 1994.

He not only sang and performed leading roles with The Charleston Opera Company for many years, he was the cantor of K.K. Beth Elohim, a choir soloist for Saint Philips Church in Charleston, and First Parish Church in Brunswick and the Elijah Kellogg Church in Harpswell.

While teaching English at Polk County High School in Columbus, N.C., he won the honor of Teacher of the Year.

He and his wife moved to Maine in 2001 and he returned to teaching, at Lisbon High School.

His students, friends and family knew him as a selfless mentor, a devoted husband and father, and a generous community leader.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday at St. Paul’s Episopal Church on Pleasant Street in Brunswick, with the Rev. Daniel Warren officiating.

For those unable to attend, condolences can be expressed at annkengate@suscom-maine .net

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